Where do you weigh yourself?

@sharon6345 (118370)
United States
February 8, 2017 11:44am CST
My floors seem to have some issues. I move the scale and it will tell me one pound off from different locations. Now I am wondering why this scale is different in different parts of the room. I want to get my correct weight.
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• Bournemouth, England
8 Feb 17
I have this problem too. I put the scales on a flat surface (never on a carpet because that seems to add pounds). I then find that trying them in different parts of the room, and even in different rooms, gives varying readings. All I can do is look for the same figure coming up twice but in different places - I take that as the correct one.
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@Happy2BeMe (74335)
• Canada
8 Feb 17
I make sure the surface is flat and I always weigh myself in the same place. I don't move my scales around. They are in my bedroom.
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@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
8 Feb 17
That is the case with me here. I will keep it in the bathroom than;s
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@sabtraversa (12492)
• Italy
8 Feb 17
I've always had that issue. My mother looks for the lowest weight, then she thinks that's the right one and leaves the scale there. We only use the scale to check if we gained or lost weight, so all we need is to make sure the scale will tell us there's a difference, a pound more or a pound less than truth doesn't make a big difference for us.
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@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Me either with the pound here and there. Just wondering on a real read. Thanks
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@MALUSE (37934)
• Germany
8 Feb 17
That's the way I do it, too.
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@sabtraversa (12492)
• Italy
8 Feb 17
@sharon6345 I'm not even sure the doctors give real reads. The only way you can be sure it's accurate is by using something you're sure of the weight. Calibration, that's the technical word. The scale is likely to not be sensitive enough for a pair of pounds alone. If you had moderately heavy weights, those would help.
@besweet (7230)
• Greece
8 Feb 17
I have the scale in the bathroom. I usually take my measurements (waist, hips etc) and write them down, I trust them more than weight. You can get slightly different numbers from different scales but 1 pound doesn't look like normal deviation mistake. Maybe the scale support base has lost balance. I think that there is an option to reset the scale every time you move it around, to give the correct weight.
@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
8 Feb 17
I don't know about resetting it at all. I will stick to one spot.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
8 Feb 17
@sharon6345 Yes that will help too. At least you will be able to compare if you stay in one spot.
@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
9 Feb 17
@besweet That is what I will be doing from now on. Thanks.
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@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Feb 17
Are the floors not level?
@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
9 Feb 17
Yes I think that is the case..
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@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Feb 17
@sharon6345 .....Must be. Sometimes you have to set the scale back a bit too.
@averygirl72 (16670)
• Philippines
9 Feb 17
That's strange. We don't have a scale at house.
@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
9 Feb 17
That is ok it's not a bad thing.
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@jstory07 (65293)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Feb 17
We do not have any scales so I weigh myself at Wal-Mart they have a blood pressure machine that weight you to.
@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
9 Feb 17
That is good I used those machines before too.
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@Plethos (9604)
• United States
8 Feb 17
I use a truck scale.
@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
8 Feb 17
how nice I want one.
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@JohnRoberts (52129)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Feb 17
I don't have a scale. Just looking in the mirror is enough.
@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
9 Feb 17
That is good I love that too.
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@NJChicaa (36866)
• United States
8 Feb 17
I weigh myself in our office which is really one of the bedrooms of the house.
@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
8 Feb 17
That sounds good for sure. I need to try that back room. Thanks
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@skysnap (17818)
8 Feb 17
I usually check it in hospital moree accurate equipment there.
@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
9 Feb 17
Me too an I was the same weight for a while using it.
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@Tina30219 (32777)
• Onaway, Michigan
8 Feb 17
We weigh in our kitchen it is the best place in our house to weigh.
@shaynas (5535)
• India
8 Feb 17
My scale is placed on a specific place. It's not moved. But may be i will try moving and check